Greetings from Ohio!
My daughter was in marching band this past year. This was the year that her spring break was in Disney World, so we made the trip to Florida to enjoy the Mouse and visit family. my wife's dad lived in Deerfield Beach, FL. I'm a HUGE fan of epic geocaches and love completing and then promoting caches that I hope people would enjoy and that might be unsung heroes of the geocaching community (at least by my estimation.) I created the website epicgeocaching.com to emphasize and highlight these excellently created and much enjoyed geocaches.
When I was looking through the area for awesome caches, for some reason this one never came up using any of my usual tools. Geodyssey actually popped up on my very last day in Florida as we were driving around and I did a quick scan for "caches I haven't found in this area." With only one evening left in Florida, and from the looks of the logs, I didn't think there was much of a chance of completing this behemoth before heading back up to Ohio.
I contacted the CO and had two feelings - 1) I'm so excited to find another amazing puzzle challenge to keep me entertained and to keep me up late at night, and 2) dang it - why couldn't I have found out about this sooner so that I could actually go and log the geocache?
Those feelings were at war with one another for a few months until just recently when a bout with diverticulitis landed me in the hospital. After being in the hospital for almost 2 weeks, I put a call out to my puzzle caching friends and asked them to come enjoy this puzzle with me. We worked primarily on the Bond puzzle during our couple of hours, and one of my friends is a huge Coulton fan, so the afternoon/evening was a HUGE success. I have a feeling you'll be seeing logs here soon from some of those friends.
I was discharged from the hospital and told to sit still and not do much. PERFECT! So I finished this beautiful creation.
I have NO IDEA when I'll ever be in South Florida again. We already experienced all of the keys as one of our vacation days, and Lisa's dad moved to Texas. If I make it back down this way, though, this will be a high priority, right up there with the Christmas Cache that was disabled the week I happened to be in Florida (rotten luck part 2!) Thank you for your responses to my questions and for being a lovely sounding board as I tried to get my feet off the ground, eP. And thanks for the amazing and epic geocaching puzzle!